BY Emma Tilden
on Jul 22, 2014
The GOP is apparently trying to figure out why, oh why, they aren’t getting more of the female vote! It is strange that a group so devoted to saving women from their heathen desire for contraception could consistently rank behind their democratic competitors in the polls.
Lucky for them, they’ve got North Carolina Congresswoman Renee Ellmers to advise them in their quest to win over female voters. Read More
BY Oriana Asano
on Apr 24, 2014
For you girlies who don’t know, compulsory sterilization (or, forced sterilization) is a government program that sterilizes people without their consent. Many countries, even our own, use population control and determined "sexual deviancy" as an excuse to sterilize. Eugenics refers to the practice of cleansing a population of “undesirables" — and distressingly enough, this concept is now being used as a punitive punishment for the incarcerated. Think Aryan Race and Hitler's "population cleansing"policies. Read More
These days, I’m so benumbed to articles about what’s “wrong” with feminism that I don’t even bother to skim the headlines as they appear like fruit flies out of the ether of my Twitter feed. But this article (Blogpost? Feelpinion? Vague stab at polemic?) from IndyStar perked my ears up. Its subject? Why conservative feminists are the only real feminists – because “they don’t look for a handout. Read More
BY jodi sh doff
on Jan 25, 2013
Twenty-three women have filed suit against “Revenge Porn” site, Texxxan.com, and their webhost, GoDaddy (as if GoDaddy wasn’t already on your shit list).
Revenge Porn. That’s when your ex--or your one-night stand--posts pictures of you in your nakey. Online. Without consent. Sometimes it’s not even someone you know, just someone who’s figured out how to grab your digital photos off your phone (Yeah, those. The ones you took of yourself in the bathroom mirror).
It’s awful. And they shouldn’t. But people do. Read More
BY Kari Belsheim
on Dec 14, 2012
Hold on to your hats, ladies and gentlemen. The War On Women continues to rage (and enrage) in Michigan as two more abortion limitation bills reach Governor Rick Snyder’s office.
The Senate voted 27-10 to pass a bill that expands licensing requirements for abortion clinics—one of which stipulates the size of medical areas. That detail alone would shut down several clinics.
The second bill, which passed in to the full House, stipulates the right of health care providers to refuse service based on moral or religious objections. Read More
BY Kaitlin Cole
on Oct 23, 2012
Women’s issues have been an intense topic in this election, and our rights are important, especially considering we make up more than half of the population. In this awesome new PSA, entitled “You Don’t Own Me,” a multitude of women stand up for--and lip synch!--to Lesley Gore’s song of the same name (Lesley herself appears at the beginning to 'approve this message'!). As the vid’s description states,
“Women, let's rise up. Our vote alone can win this election. A vote for Obama is a vote for your health and your right to choose. Read More
BY Kaitlin Cole
on Oct 10, 2012
This Is Personal, a new social media campaign by The National Women’s Law Center, aims to educate and empower young women on keeping our reproductive rights intact and personal (since they clearly are a personal issue).
The campaign’s site provides helpful visual resources that clearly explain policies that jeopardize our reproductive rights, like a map highlighting states that require invasive ultrasounds before having an abortion. Read More
BY Intern Lilly
on Sep 21, 2012
I'm not sure why or how, but there are still people out there who think that the War on Women is just a paranoid fantasy, propagated by the left as part of a vast conspiracy to unseat honest, well-meaning Republicans.
This chart, courtesy of the Guttmacher Institute and This is Personal, proves once and for all that the nay-sayers are full of bullshit and that, yes, women's rights are under attack like never before. (At least never since women had rights to attack in the first place. Read More
BY Diana Denza
on Sep 07, 2012
We all know that abortion is a headline maker. It’s a rallying point for churches. It’s a pawn in the political power struggle. But what if instead of just restricting the right to choose, lawmakers criminalized women who failed to carry their fetuses to term? Sadly, you don’t exactly need an imagination for this one, but you might want to take a deep breath.
According to a 2011 report by The Guardian, women and girls across the United States are being thrown in prison for having miscarriages. Read More
BY Intern Lilly
on Aug 31, 2012
The GOP base is in favor of a constitutional amendment that would prohibit abortion even in cases of rape and incest, but Mitt Romney is in favor of allowing those exceptions (which is at least a step closer to moderate and/or sane).
Watch Samantha Bee interview GOP delegates about how they feel about Romney’s position, and see that they do believe in the right to choose, after all. Romney’s right that is, not women’s. Obviously. Read More